Five Reasons to Be (Relatively) Bullish for Latin America

By Brian Winter and Luisa Leme

Introducing Americas Quarterly's new issue, Editor-in-Chief Brian Winter speaks in a video on why a cautious optimism is spreading across the region.

A new cautious optimism is spreading in much of Latin America. A (relatively) bullish era of economic growth is taking shape in several countries, despite the region’s real challenges. In this video, Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly identifies the five key reasons why.

“I’ve been on the road,” he says, “and there’s an optimism that I haven’t heard in maybe 10 years.” Foreign direct investment is soaring, and opportunities in nearshoring, renewable energy, e-commerce and other sectors abound. A favorable global context and the region’s resilient democracies also bolster the case for optimism.

Americas Quarterly explores all of this in its new special report: The (Relatively) Bullish Case for Latin America.

Video Production: Luisa Leme, Nick Burns, Jennifer Vilcarino
Art & Graphic design: Donald Partyka
Still photography: AP, Getty Images, Adobe Stock

Soundtrack: Music of the Americas, with "Tarde," by Milton Nascimento, performed by the Cliff Korman Ensemble; “Elvin da Bahia” by Alex Kautz; “Ya,” performed by Eric Kurimski Quartet; "La Bestia" by Pies en la Tierra; and "Down With That" by Twin Musicom